Peru does it for the surfers
Let’s hail a country that embraces environmentalism and tourism
ferent, with the bulk of world events in Latin American lands.
They understand what surfing brings to their countries. Preventing development along pristine coast is investing in the future in profound and perhaps, as yet, unidentified ways. Only time will tell how visionary such a law may become.
“If we are leaders in surfing at regional and international levels, why not keep supporting this sport that adds value to our country. It’s worth worrying about sport,” said Humala.
The president also added that sport plays a key role in the development of the youth, and a way to promote good values away from drugs and gangs.
“Protecting the integrity of coastal wave producing areas is not something just to benefit surfers,” remarked ISA president Fernando Aguerre.
“By protecting the integrity of their breaks, the Government has taken the side of preserving the surf areas, and as a consequence, also the culture and viability of those unique wave riding communities.” Imagine. Sigh.
REGISTER today at the Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club on Fish Hoek Beach at 5pm for the 18km Cape Town Downwind Race on Monday, and the Fenn Cape Point Challenge, a gruelling 49km endurance event, which takes place on 21 December.
AFTER a cranking start to the Billabong Pipeline Masters, the infamous North Shore reef went to sleep. However, a swell bears down on the ‘Rock’ today, and it looks like we’re in for a cracker finale.
WE get respite from the ‘Doctor’ as gentle southerlies puff today, while tomorrow a light NW blows. Nice clean summer swell with 3’ surf both days. False Bay nice and clean tomorrow, but tiny waves.